| News for the Last 30 Days - Cruising (Southern hemisphere)
Sydney Rigging Specialists – You can’t push a rope! *Feature
By John Curnow, ,
5:25 AM Wed 3 Dec 2014 GMT
Try as you might, it just won’t work. Ropes are for pulling, and pulling alone. Similarly, most things on a boat and in a rig have a specific job to do and hence reason for the way they’re designed. Form follows function, after all. So with this adage firmly in mind, let’s see what Sydney Rigging Specialists have been up to and why they stick to this theory, like rust marks on a trusty kite. ...
Turtles Izzy and Evie dive back into the big blue at Bowen
By GBRMPA, ,
5:38 PM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
Both animals have been recovering from their ordeals at Reef HQ Aquarium’s turtle hospital in Townsville. Aquarist Krystal Huff said one of the turtles, Izzy — rescued by Ecobarge Clean Seas volunteers after she was washed up on a Whitsundays beach — had suffered a series of traumatic experiences before entering into care in August last year. ...
Australian cruiser manufacturer Maritimo finishes 2014 on a high note
By Maritimo, ,
3:20 PM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
Celebrating its 10th anniversary the company's founder, Australian boating industry icon Bill Barry-Cotter, said conditions in international markets had continued to show improvement during the year. He said the launch of the new M65 cruising motoryacht this month and its public debut due in May next year should set the scene for another solid year for the company in 2015. ...
Club Marine's all-new TeleClaims and Online Claims
By Club Marine, ,
1:35 PM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
Available to Club Marine members via Club Marine’s Australian and New Zealand websites, Online Claims provides an intuitive, mobile-friendly way for members to lodge claims and get them moving – fast. 'Getting our members back on the water as soon as possible is Club Marine’s priority,' said Club Marine CEO Simon McLean. ...
The Odyssey goes from strength to strength
By Cornell Sailing, ,
4:38 AM Tue 2 Dec 2014 GMT
2014 has truly been an Odyssey year, as our boats have criss-crossed the Atlantic on epic journeys, starting in January when the Atlantic Odyssey II yachts sailed from La Palma to Grenada, and followed by the summer adventure of the Blue Planet Odyssey yachts up in the High Arctic attempting the transit of the North West Passage. ...
Eleonora 2 leads the advent of the ARC+ fleet into Saint Lucia
By World Cruising Club, ,
4:34 PM Mon 1 Dec 2014 GMT
Sailing within the ARC+ fleet, Alubat Cignale 18 Eleonora 2 crossed the ARC+ finish line at 07:38:46 local time after a fast 2100NM passage from Mindelo in the Cape Verde Islands. The international crew on board were in great spirits having enjoyed their 12 days at sea and are now looking forward to experiencing the delights of the Caribbean. ...
Scientist explores mysterious food-borne illness: ciguatera
By Katie Pitz, ,
1:21 PM Mon 1 Dec 2014 GMT
Every year, thousands of people suffer from CFP, a poisoning syndrome caused by eating toxic reef fish. CFP symptoms are both gastrointestinal and neurological, bringing on bouts of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, muscle aches, and in some cases, the reversal of hot and cold sensations. Some neurological symptoms can persist for days to months to years after exposure. ...
Bum breathing icon’s future in doubt
By James Cook University, ,
12:18 PM Mon 1 Dec 2014 GMT
The white-throated snapping turtle (Elseya albagula) is notable for a number of reasons including its large size (five kilogram +) and ability to extract oxygen from the water via cloacal respiration ('bum breathing'). JCU’s Jason Schaffer has been studying turtles in Queensland rivers for the last eight years. His focus lately has been on the White-throated turtle. ...
New Instructional Sailing Apps for Android now available
By Linda Cullum, Dennis ,
7:11 AM Mon 1 Dec 2014 GMT
Little Pines Multimedia has released a new series of instructional apps for Android available at their website Apps4Sailing.com, Google Play and Amazon. ...
Three rescued from capsized boat in late night emergency
By Ken McManus, ,
3:01 AM Mon 1 Dec 2014 GMT
A late night emergency operation has saved three people left clinging to the hull of their boat after it overturned north-west of Cook Island off the Far North Coast of NSW. ...
Underwater robot sheds new light on Antarctic sea ice + Video
By British Antarctic Survey, ,
6:30 PM Sun 30 Nov 2014 GMT
Scientists from the UK, USA and Australia say the new technology provides accurate ice thickness measurements from areas that were previously too difficult to access. The results, published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience (Monday 24 November 2014), step up the pace of research in the polar regions aimed at understanding the dramatic sea ice changes in the context of climate change. ...
Win $5000 Cash to Splash with Club Marine
By Club Marine, Brighton, Victoria ,
12:01 AM Fri 28 Nov 2014 GMT
For boat owners, what better way to start the coming boating season than with an extra $5000 cash to splash this summer. The possibilities are endless, from lashing out on new fishing gear, to overhauling the sails, upgrading the outboard or maybe a boatload of new water toys the whole family can enjoy. ...
New exhibition takes kids on a Voyage to the Deep
By Jude Timms, ,
3:57 AM Thu 27 Nov 2014 GMT
This summer children are invited to release their inner aquanaut and explore the mysteries of the deep in an exciting new adventure land opening at the National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour – Voyage to the Deep: Underwater Adventures. ...
Oceanair debuts two new products at METS
By Kiwi Yachting, ,
9:52 PM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
Oceanair has launched two new producst at METS, the worlds largest international boatshow, held in The Netherlands. Oceanair’s innovative SKYSOL Mini pleated blind has been designed specifically for portlights with cost and quality in mind. The second new product released is SKYSOL Precision, a cost-effective, compact pleated blind for yacht windows ...
PredictWind launches new Offshore Application for Mac and PC
By Mike Scullin, ,
9:20 PM Wed 26 Nov 2014 GMT
The new application from PredictWind for Mac and PC is revolutionary for accessing weather data when offshore. Accessing GRIB files, Weather Routing, GMDSS forecasts and Satellite Imagery is now a simple task with the unique and user friendly interface. ...
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